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Gal Gadot
גל גדות
Gal Gadot 2016 by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gal Gadot in 2014
Born April 30, 1985 (1985-04-30) (age 34)
Rosh HaAyin, Israel
Residence Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s)
Yaron Varsano (m. 2008)
Children Alma

Gal Gadot (/ˈɡɑːl ɡɑːˈdɒt/ GAH-l gah-'DO-t; Hebrew: גל גדות; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. Gadot won Miss Israel 2004. She played Gisele Harabo in the 2009 movie Fast and Furious. Gadot also played Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. She will appear in her own Wonder Woman movie simply titled Wonder Woman (2017). She will appear again as Wonder Woman in Justice League (2017). In 2013, she was ranked as the second highest earning fashion model in Israel. She is the face of Gucci's Bamboo perfume.

Early life

Gadot was born in Israel to Jewish parents. She was born and grew up in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. In Hebrew, her first name means "wave". Her last name means "riverbanks". Her parents were born in Israel. They changed their last name from "Greenstein" to "Gadot". Her father Michael Gadot is an engineer. Her mother Irit (née Weiss) is a teacher. Gadot's grandparents are Holocaust survivors.

Military service

From the age of 20, Gadot served for two years as a soldier of the Israel Defense Forces. She did well in the three month training. Gadot says of her time in the army, "You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You give your freedom away for a while. You learn discipline and respect".

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